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's the same level as 18 years ago when antioch was a much smaller city. crime is up almost 25% in the last year. the chief says it would cost $3.5 million to increase the force to 126. city council members hinted they could ask voters for a tax to increase police services. >>> 7:15. many bay area lawmakers say they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways
redwood city. wednesday, a few high clouds will drag across urs this. low 70s on the high side -- drag across us. low 70s on the high. >>> the focus on top republicans speaking out in support of same-sex marriage. >>> well, temperatures cool to cold here this morning. it will be sunny to mostly sunny. looks really good if you like sunshine and warm weather. we could use some rain and snow in the mountains. it's not happening. temperatures continue to warm up. >>> look at this. second deadly blizzard in a week moving across the great plains towards upper midwest. the national guard was helping stranded drivers in west texas. almost all of the roads in the texas panhandle are impassible. almost three deaths have been reported, blamed on the storm. the national weather service calls this a crippling historic blizzard. >>> the u.s. military command in afghanistan announced just a few hours ago that its report about a decline in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
and businesses in one city. russian sciencists say it was the size of a school bus and was traveling at 40,000 miles an hour. it created a blast similar to 300-tons of dynamite. pieces caused craters20 feet wide. damage is estimated to be $33 million. it happened hours before the close call with a large ast era," d. it came with in 17,000 miles of earth. the crowd gathered to catch a look at the space rock. the light shows up in the sky are peaking the public's interest as well as congress. they say they will hold a hearing on so-called killer asteroids to find better ways to identity and address potential dangers. we have posted more of the video from that explosion. look for the video player right there on the front page. >> san francisco police need your help as they search for a man suspected of multiple attacks on women. he is a suspect in two random attacks and they say both involved women walking alone early in the morning. both victims say a man approached them from the opposite direction. suddenly started punching them and then ran away. one happened last month and one this month
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
to close a cut power to stock of texas, oklahoma and kansas. kansas city announcing their airport closed throughout the day here is live picture to show you in some tape as well. here are the conditions in three different areas. this is video of oklahoma city, denver and midland, texas. it is in the oklahoma city and denver are just covered in snow. what's been a big issue for texas also is the wind. the amarillo airport was shut down yesterday but is expected to open this morning. >> for their big delays expected at chicago o'hare this afternoon. and i want to check with your carrier. >> 7:05 a.m. is a time. a developing story out of east oakland where police were involved in a standoff over like a suspect barricaded himself inside of a home. it's started yesterday's markeafternoon in the area of 87 avenue and birch st.. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. residents in the neighborhood were told to stay in until it was over. >> we have got more that the situation has been resolved that sometime overnight the suspect got tired and ssurrendered peacefully. >
. >> yeah, the number 104 train broke down in south city. so passengers are using train 206. they've combined service. if you take train 206 southbound you'll be delayed. there are delays on the system because of that broken-down train in south city. let's take a look at some live pictures. 101 san francisco. that traffic is moving along relatively well with no major problems. if you are driving on the westbound bay bridge, 25-minute delay at the toll plaza. if you are driving on 80, the traffic is a little bit slow in this hairia, but the crash is already off to the right shoulder. let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very good morning. look at this. sunrise over the city. we have some low clouds. higher clouds and a little bit of rain tell last night. sprinkles -- fell last night. sprinkles up in mendocino county stand lake county. let's week it looks like we'll get some rain in here. no, really. it really does. today we start off very mild on the lows. the low clouds and higher clouds keeping lows in the 40s near 50. partly cloudy, partly sunny here in the morning and then
in washington. >> history is unfolding right now and the vatican city. pope benedict the sixth thing is in his final hours of his tenure. we will have a live report coming up in the next half hour. >> our top story, a city is still in mourning. police officers and santabe back on the job this morning one day after taking time off to mourn the loss of two fellow officers. the officers were shot and killed while investigating a convicted sex offender on tuesday. kron 4 will tran is live at the santa cruz police department. >> i will show you the lobby and a sign was just posted this stated that the public cannot go inside due to the lobby being closed. they are waiting for these officers to come to work. they have never had a police officer killed in a line of duty. as far as the memorial, it continues to grow. people have stopped by eager to read the signs, the messages, or to drop off flowers. both of officers leave behind children. there are a lot of condolences that are going on. there are a lot of words that are being said and it is very emotional. >> we're having a little bit a problem
that had the city's stamp on it. police arrested 44-year-old robert chapel later that day at another recycling center which had been warned he might show up. during a search of the van, police found 600 pounds of stolen copper wire and tools used by metal thieves. >>> investigators in santa clara county are out there searching for a man and a woman accused of trying to lure an 11- year-old boy in their car. police say it happened yesterday morning, right in front of the boy's home on rucker avenue in unincorporated gilroy. authorities say the boy was taking out the trash when someone in a parked car called him over. the boy scott scared and ran nook into his house. police describe the man as hispanic. in his 30s. he has an average build, was wearing a baseball cap. the woman, hispanic in her 20s with very long dark hair and was in dark clothing. their car is described as a tan compact car, similar to a mini cooper. >>> yes, it's valentine's day. very few businesses probably enjoy the day more than flower shops. claudine wong is live at the flower shop which is preparing for a busy da
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new
in castro valley. 56 in richmond, a little bit closer on the coast, cooler. dealey city, 70's and santa rosa. -- daly city this storm tracker pattern that we saw in the month of january it is going to stay dry. this is where we should be with rainfall totals for this time of year. but 6 in., in san francisco, we should see 5 in. however, we are well below for this time of year. the only areas in santa rosa, we desperately need the rainfall but we're not going to be getting it. this dry weather will continue for this week, the weekend and actually pretty warm. it is more like springtime. with even low 70's. >> catherine: an owl has a close call after getting hit by an s-u-v on the florida turnpike. the owl got stuck inside an s-u-v thursday night when a woman hit the bird as she was driving. the woman assumed the owl was road kill.but he survived and slipped through the s-u-v grill. afternoon that she noticed the owl caged in her s-u-v. she called florida fish and wildlife and an officer opened the hood and freed the bird. >> coming up speed hymps in the next edition of people behaving badly.
a 13-year-old suisun city girl is due in court wednesday. anthony lamar jones of fairfield was ahe is ared friday. he is suspected of killing genelle conway allen who was found a week earlier in fairfield's allan witt park. restraining order documents obtained by the fairfield daily republic suggest jones had grown increasingly violent in the days before the murder. in the documents jones's estranged wife described a recent incident in which they were together in a car. she says lamar jones said, i don't want to scare you, i have a knife and gun and don't want to die alone. she jumped out of the moving car. the restraining order was issued february1, the day conway allen's body was found. >>> texas governor rick perry is here in california trying to lure away businesses while' high-profile tech company is setting up shop in the silicon valley. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is down in sunnyvale where go daddy is about to open an office there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the building is right behind me and as godaddy.com opens its
is pouring in from around the world and we begin our coverage with alan pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: good morning. the announcement took a lot of people by surprise yet it is said the pope had discussed this two weeks ago with two or three people who are very close to him. the pope said he made this decision after long and careful consideration and prayer and thought. in his statement announcing it he said, i have come to the certainty that my strptength, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to the adequate exercise of the petrine ministry meaning he's too tired to go on. the papal spokesman said there was no specific illness that they know of he's not in danger of dying tomorrow or anything but he's just decided it was time to go. he will resign at 8:00 p.m. rome time on february the 28th. afterwards, there will be a conclave of cardinals. they will try to have a new pope elected by march the 24th, which is the beginning of holy week. it's not necessary for them to do it, but the feeling here is that they will probably be able to do that. benedict xvi in
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
a mountain resort. >>> it is 5:06. the man suspected in killing of a 13-year-old suisun city girl is due back in court on wednesday. anthony lamar jones of fairfield was arrested friday. he is suspected of killing genelle conway allen whose naked body was found a week earlier in fairfield's allan witt park. restraining order documents obtained by the fairfield daily republic suggests jones had grown increasingly violent in the days right before the murder. >>> in the documents, jones he is strained wife described an incident which she -- the two were together in a car. "anthony looked at me and said, i don't want to scare you but i have a knife and a gun and i don't want to die alone." she said at that point, she jumped out of the moving car. the restraining order against jones was issued february 1, the day conway allen's body was found. >>> there are no arrests for a deadly shooting in the cambrian neighborhood of santa clara county. a man was found shot to death on rhonda drive yesterday afternoon. another man showed up at goodman hospital at about
around 11:30 p.m. on haight street in the city's lower haight neighborhood. when crews arrived, they realized the fire was intensifying. >> it went to a second alarm, because buildings on both sides were threatened. in total, three units, two in the original building, one in the enclosure, were heavily damaged and are unoccupiable. >> nobody was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. but fire officials tell us it does not appear to be suspicious. >>> police today recovered a body that was found in the oakland estuary. authorities say an anonymous caller notified police of the body just before 2:30 this afternoon. it was found near the boat docks. investigators and crime scene technicians processed the scene. they say the body was in a state of decomposition, so they were unable to tell if the body is that of a male or female. >>> now to our continuing coverage on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. today the pontiff gave his last sunday blessing from the vatican. the pope delivered his final message from his apartment window to an estimated 100,000 people i
club this afternoon on the challenges of a superpower. tickets are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at is it -- at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. lisa argen is joining us now with a look at the forecast. >> yes. we will warm up today. if you like it warmer, it will be a nice afternoon. if you head outside now the live doppler hd picked up a few areas of moisture yesterday. this morning we are nice and dry. looks like the last week of february will be lonely. a live look outside the roof camera. temperatures in some of of the locations are dropping but elsewhere we have more 50s around. 52 downtown. san jose at 40 and petaluma upper 40s. this is vollmer peak and a little bit of wind. i don't know if you can see that camera shaking. that's allowing for the warmer air to keep some of our protected valleys a little bit warmer. up in napa 46, but down the road in santa rosa, 4. 47 in fairfield with a pretty gusty wind there. concord 39. gilroy and los gatos in the low to mid-40s. this is the reason some of you
links to another armed robbery that happened back in january. >>> the city of oakland is trying several strategies in an effort to curb crime. among them, community forums and workshops part of the save oakland program to let the community have input. this is in addition to newly hired split consultant bill bratton a former police chief in los angeles and new york. >> mr. bratton, when he comes in, is going to be focusing on improvements to the police to strengthen the reaction to crime including performance management, intelligence and investigative capability, including how personnel are assigned. >> in addition, more police officers are being trained effort in to increase patrols. >>> the san francisco police commission will hold a community forum on whether to arm some officers with tasers the last of three public hearings scheduled at 6:00 at the bayview opera house. 4:38. >>> i was at tahoe, gorgeous. >> did you see the pictures? >> that fresh powder to ski on? yeah. >> it was beautiful up there. >> you missed it. it was terrible around
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and sluggish toward the foster city area. you are at 20-minute drive across the span. eastbound highway four, what was a stall looks like a big rig slammed into the stall so we have an accident. big rig versus a pickup eastbound which is reverse commute. westbound is sluggish, and now more because of rubbernecking. >> this morning, bart police are warping passengers to look out for counterfeit tickets that look like the real thing. according to bart, thieves are selling the bogus tickets near the bart stations. the transit agency is recommending riders get a card or only buy from vending machines at the stations. part tickets are electronic and if you buy a counterfeit you do not get a refund. >> this would be a dream come true, a path from niners legend -- a pass from niners legend joe montana. >> we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the aftermath in concord when a car hit as 12-year-old boy. 12-year-old boy. ahead, what we aredays of walkig to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience
in oakland. into the afternoon plenty of 60s. santa rosa 65. 64 for oakland. the same for redwood city. lows '60s for pleasanton and fremont. 64 in san jose. 64 in sunnyvale. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. thursday into friday a lot of highs flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> mornings would not be as chilly. inland lows will be into the low '40's. >> we will keep upper 60s around transitioning into the weekend. >> starting the next work weeks we will add more clouds to the forecast. the numbers will start to cool. the best chance for showers are now tuesday in to wednesday. >> this could be a wet one. we will have more details on what to expect next week in my next report. >> in the meantime however, let us look at traffic. no hot spots. >> overnight road work at the bay bridge toll plaza. flashing lights leads to the toll plaza however, fast track and cash payments are fine. >> the san mateo bridge no problems to alert you to. the drive 12 minutes from end to end. >> south bound 101 an easy ride coming out of the north bay. anny. >> thank you erica.
there are new reports about the pope's health. a allen pizzey is in vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict has been wearing a pacemaker for some time and had an operation eplace to replace the battery three months ago. how much his declining health and the strain of dealing with scand the vatican leaks and sex abuse scandals is only speculation. only a few of his closest aides new in advance. with his brief announcement in latin, benedict set a modern precedent that ensures his t that successors can take the same path, as one cardinal put it he broke a taboo. catholics around the world reacted with surprise some sadness, but overall there was a sense that benedict had done the right thing, for himself and the church. >> it is quite an act of ch. humility for the pope to realize that he can no longer physically and mentally discharge the duties of his office. ♪>> reporte >> reporter: even as benedict's ated t legacy is being debated the struggle for succession has begun behind the scenes. latin americans feel their time come has come and there are several strong candidate
away from each other here in vatican city. >> it's going to be chaos, which pope do you bow to and which one do you go, s'up? >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." st. peter's square was packed this morning for pope benedict's final public audience. benedict steps down tomorrow. >> the pope acknowledged difficult times during his papacy but told his people he has great trust in the future of the church. allen pizzey is in st. peter's scare. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are fierce concerns about whether or not the monostic life benedict is about to fade into will keep him from having influence on the next papacy. that's for tomorrow. today he was center stage. benedict made a stately arrival for his last general audience aboard a pope mobile perhaps taking advantage of the last time he will have use of one of the specially made vehicle. the crowd of st. ter's square was half the 200,000 the vatican predicted and catered for but the welcome was warm. the pope thanked the crowd as he put it "from the bottom of my heart," and told them he
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